News for Hot Snakes

NEWS : THU, JUL 26, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Father John Misty, Hot Snakes and Bully to join SPF30: Sub Pop’s 30th Anniversary Party on Saturday, August 11th along Alki Beach in Seattle

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Plus, Sub Pop’s “SPF30 Singles Spectacular”: 4 limited-edition commemorative split 7” singles featuring new songs from Mudhoney, Shabazz Palaces, Hot Snakes, Frankie Cosmos, METZ, LVL UP

We are delighted to share more details for SPF30 and Sub Pop’s 30th Anniversary weekend (<- click to see the very, very official website of SPF30), happening Friday, August 10th and Saturday, August 11th, 2018 in beautiful Seattle, Washington. 
 
Father John Misty, Hot Snakes, and Bully have just been added to the lineup for SPF30 on Saturday, August 11th. The newly announced groups will join Beach House, Clipping, Kyle Craft, Fastbacks, Jo Passed, Loma, LVL UP, METZ, Moaning, Mudhoney, Shabazz Palaces, Wolf Parade, Caspar Babypants, The Not-Its!, and The School of Rock West Seattle House Band over four stages along incredibly scenic Alki Ave. in the Alki Beach neighborhood of West Seattle. 
 
Stage names and set times are as follows:

LOSER STAGE (@ Bathhouse West) 
1:30 - Moaning
3:15 - Bully
5:15 - Fastbacks
7:00 - Wolf Parade
9:00 - Father John Misty
 
THE FLIPPITY-FLOP STAGE (@ Bathhouse East) 
12:45 - LVL UP
2:30 - Loma
4:15 - Clipping
6:00 - Shabazz Palaces
8:00 - Beach House

HARSH REALM STAGE (@ 57th Street)
12:00 - Jo Passed 
1:45 - Kyle Craft 
3:30 - METZ 
5:15 - Hot Snakes 
7:00 - Mudhoney 
 
PUNKY STAGE (@ Whale Tail Park)
1:00 - Caspar Babypants
2:00 - The Not-Its! 
4:00 - The School of Rock West Seattle House Band


SPF30 Singles Spectacular

Also on August 11th at SPF30, Sub Pop will offer the “SPF30 Singles Spectacular”: 4 limited-edition commemorative split 7” singles featuring as-yet-unreleased tracks from 8 artists on the label. Each of these singles will be on colored vinyl, in an edition of 1,000, with covers featuring SPF30 artwork by Rick Froberg (of Hot Snakes). This collection of 7”s will be available individually and as a set. (limit: 2 per-person) And those savvy enough to buy all four will be delighted to find that the interiors of the covers combine to make one complete SPF30 poster-like image.


SPF30 Singles Spectacular tracklist:
1. Mudhoney “One Bad Actor” b/w Hot Snakes “They Put You Up to This”
2. Shabazz Palaces “The Blue Tiger” b/w Chad VanGaalen “Friendly Aliens”
3. Frankie Cosmos “Home Is Where” b/w LVL UP “Orchard”
4. METZ “Escalator Teeth/On and On” b/w Clipping “Club Down”


More about SPF30:

SPF30 is a free, all-ages event and will also have…A record fair-type thing! A PaperStock poster exhibit and sale! Food trucks! Beer gardens! A true bonanza of new Sub Pop and SPF30 merch! (The t-shirts, records, posters, food and beer and wine and soda or whatever, you will have to pay for! These parts are not free!) Good times and opportunities to embarrass yourself and those who’d always hoped for better for you! 
 
Also joining us at SPF30 will be a stellar group of nonprofit organizations doing incredible work, and offering tools that we believe can help us as individuals lead healthier, safer and more informed lives. Organizations at SPF30 include Motley Zoo, Puget Soundkeeper, Seattle Derby Brats, Skate Like A Girl, Totem Star, Vera Project, Village of Hope / Black Prisoners Caucus, Washington Bus, Washington Ceasefire, West Seattle Helpline, and YouthCare. There will also be anti-sexual assault and safe consumption organizations on site, and free advice with therapists Galeet & Geri.  These community organizations enact positive, systemic change in the world, and we at Sub Pop couldn’t be more proud to have them all present at SPF30.
 
Seattle’s Alki Beach boasts some of the most awesome territorial (city/water/mountain) views the city has to offer, along with the occasional whale sighting, a somewhat diminutive replica of the Statue of Liberty, and some of the best local businesses to boot. We are honored to be welcomed by the Alki Beach neighborhood. And while we want everyone to have fun, we also want everyone to be respectful of those who live there. We’d also like to thank our SPF30 beneficiary Southwest Seattle Historical Society for their support in planning this event.
 
And closing out our festivities is a late show celebrating the unbelievably “coincidental” 15th anniversary of Pissed Jeans at the Crocodile in Seattle. This show is 21 +, and doors are at 8pm. Tickets are still available for $16 here.
 
SPF30 and the Pissed Jeans 15th Anniversary Show on Sat., Aug. 11th, are preceded by two events on the evening of Friday, August 10th. The Afghan Whigs, Mass Gothic and Yuno are playing a free, all-ages outdoor concert at the Mural Amphitheatre, presented by KEXP and Seattle Center (starting at 5 pm). Later that same evening, we are presenting A Night of Comedy From the Cast of Bob’s Burgers at The Moore Theatre: A Benefit For Youth Care, featuring H. Jon Benjamin, Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal, Larry Murphy and John Roberts. This event is happening at The Moore Theatre and is sold out (7 pm).
 
It is our hope that SPF30 and Sub Pop’s 30th Anniversary Weekend will serve as a super fun and sincere “thank you” to our local and global music community for supporting Sub Pop and our artists for the past 30 years (and the next 30!). 
 
In addition to celebrating a dynamic, inspirational roster spanning three decades, we also wish to create a sense of uplifting togetherness where we not only listen to great music but we become better at listening to each other as well.


Schedule of Things Happening

JULY 26 / AUGUST 2ND / AUGUST 9TH
SUB POP TURNTABLE SESSIONS  
KEXP Gathering Space • FREE • 6-8pm • ALL-AGES

The Sub Pop Turntable Sessions are three distinct panel discussions highlighting multiple facets of Sub Pop’s history in celebration of the label’s 30th anniversary. Each session will review snippets of past label happenings and works while discussing how they relate to the label and our society’s future. The first session will be on July 26th, featuring Sub Pop LOSER Scholarship winners. The next will be on August 2nd and will feature Seattle-based collective Black Constellation. And for the third session we’ll be bringing in the Sub Pop’s own Mudhoney, as they also celebrate their 30th anniversary this year as well.  Session 1: Sub Pop Loser Scholarship WinnersSession 2: Black ConstellationSession 3: Mudhoney’s 30th.
 
AUGUST 10TH
SUB POP’S BIG 30TH ANNIVERSARY KICK-OFF SHOWCASE • THE MURAL AMPHITHEATRE • 5PM • ALL-AGES • FREE!!!
A special Concert at the Mural presented by KEXP and Seattle Center 
with The Afghan Whigs, Mass Gothic, Yuno
 
A NIGHT OF COMEDY FROM THE CAST OF BOB’S BURGERS • 
THE MOORE THEATRE  • 7PM DOOR  • ALL-AGES [***SOLD OUT***]
Featuring H. Jon Benjamin, Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal, Larry Murphy, John Roberts
 
AUGUST 11TH
SPF30: SUB POP’S 30TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL• ALKI BEACH, WEST SEATTLE • NOON - 10PM • ALL- AGES • FREE!!! 
Beach House, Bully, Clipping, Kyle Craft, Father John Misty, Fastbacks, Hot Snakes, Jo Passed, Loma, LVL UP, METZ, Moaning, Mudhoney, Shabazz Palaces, Wolf Parade, Caspar Babypants, The Not-Its!, and The School of Rock West Seattle House Band

THE CROCODILE • 8PM DOOR • 21 AND OVER • $16
The Unbelievably “Coincidental” 15th Anniversary of Pissed Jeans


More info and updates for you here:  spf30.subpop.com




Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, MAY 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Watch Hot Snakes’ Late Night TV Debut on Last Call With Carson Daly!

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The 2018 return of conquering heroes Hot Snakes includes the band’s late night TV debut on Last Call with Carson Daly, where they delivered blistering performances of Jericho Sirens singles “Six-Wave Hold Down,” “I Need a Doctor” and “Having Another,” filmed live at The Troubadour in Los Angeles.

Hot Snakes will resume their North American tour dates for 2018 on June 2nd at the Upstream Music Festival in Seattle.

Hot Snakes Tour Dates + Ticket Links

May 24 - Austin, TX - Hot Luck at The Mohawk
June 2 - Seattle, WA - Upstream Music Festival
June 4 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
June 5 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere
June 7 - Phoenix Concert Theatre - Toronto, ON
June 8 - Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
June 9 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
June 10 - Union Stage - Washington, DC


Hot Snakes’ Jericho Sirens is available now worldwide on Sub Pop.


“It’s got all the traits that make Hot Snakes the unique band they always were: the fury of hardcore, the dissonant riffs of noise rock, the fuzz-drenched party of garage rock. They’ve got no fat on this thing — it’s over and done with in 30 minutes and replay value is very high — and the songs aren’t just rippers but catchy too.” [Jericho Sirens, “5 Notable Releases This Week”] - Brooklyn Vegan

“Hot Snakes’ caustic, erudite commentary is more welcome than ever” [Jericho Sirens, 4/5] - MOJO

“Teeming with revved-up riffs and apocalyptic imagery, the post-hardcore group’s first album since 2005 reasserts their status as the most merciless band in their scene” - Pitchfork

“Comebacks are complicated, for bands and fans too, but this is one for the ages. Hot Snakes have returned, reminding those of us who’ve paid attention that they are definitively one of the greatest rock bands we’ve ever known.” [9/10] - Exclaim!

“It’s exactly what you want out of a Hot Snakes jam, with a riff that snarls and swaggers like a hot rod, its wild hair of a melody built into the stylish chrome.” [“Six Wave Hold-Down”] - NPR Music

Jericho Sirens is an incredible turn, and proof to the other half-hearted post-hardcore comebacks of the last years (looking at you At the Drive-In, Refused and more) that it is possible to still be high-quality and relevant. In fact, in places Hot Snakes’ fourth album is so good, it even puts newer bands who have come up in the meantime to shame.” [Jericho Sirens, 5/5] - The Skinny

“The very definition of kickass” [Jericho Sirens, 4/5] - The Guardian


Posted by Chris Jacobs

NEWS : MON, MAY 7, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Hot Snakes To Perform Rock Music Live, In Support Of Their Universally Beloved New Album, Jericho Sirens, Starting This Week

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Watch Swami John Reis’ Tour Video over here - Dates Run May 9th through June 10th


“Liberation through encroachment. Hot Snakes and @lebutcherettes West Coast “meet and greet” the hot slaves. Kissing hands and shaking babies since 2000. Stock footage courtesy of @howie_brdk.”

Hot Snakes Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Starting Wednesday, May 9th at The Observatory in Santa Ana, Hot Snakes will begin a 15-date North American odyssey that has the band on the road through June 10th in Washington, DC. The tour will include stops in Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, New York, Boston, Toronto & Philadelphia. Hot Snakes are touring in support of their latest long-player, Jericho Sirens, which is available now worldwide via Sub Pop Records. 

May 09 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory

May 10 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom

May 11 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park

May 12 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour

May 14 - San Jose, CA - The Ritz

May 15 - San Francisco, CA - August Hall

May 16 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom

May 18 - Denver, CO - The Oriental Theater

Jun. 02 - Seattle, WA - Upstream Music Fest

Jun. 04 - New York City, NY - The Bowery Ballroom

Jun. 05 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere Hall

Jun. 07 - Toronto, ON - The Phoenix Concert Theatre

Jun. 08 - Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall

Jun. 09 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer

Jun. 10 - Washington, DC - Union Stage


Hot Snakes’ Jericho Sirens, the band’s critically acclaimed fourth album, is out now. You can (and should) stream the album in full on SpotifyApple Music, and YouTube right now.



Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : FRI, APR 20, 2018 at 6:55 AM

Sub Pop & Hardly Art Make Record Store Day Worth Living (2018 edition)

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Herewith, details on Sub Pop’s elaborate plans to celebrate the TRUE most wonderful time of the year: Record Store Day 2018. 

As the main course, we’re putting out Thomas Andrew Doyle’s (aka TAD) limited-edition Incineration Ceremony LP. And! Equally delightful, though more challenging to flip on eBay, a bunch of our artists are performing (King Tuff and Yuno), or doing DJ sets (Steve Turner of Mudhoney, John Reis & Gar Wood of Hot Snakes, and Colleen Green) in actual record stores! And all of this will be available or happen on Saturday, April 21st at participating retailers.

Please find info on Thomas Andrew Doyle and a schedule of performances and DJ sets below.


Thomas Andrew Doyle’s / Incineration Ceremony LP:

Incineration Ceremony is the new work by Thomas Andrew Doyle (TAD, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, Hog Molly) and is a return to roots of sorts. After spending his formative years in music playing in jazz clubs while attending school studying classical and jazz music at Boise State University, Doyle comes forth with a symphonic take on what is going on in his head. Spawned from the dark and dreary recesses of Doyle’s psyche comes an immense sound of textures, rhythms and material suitable for film and stand-alone listening, disquieting all who are within earshot. People who are familiar with his music should expect the unexpected. Doyle’s entry into the world of symphonic composition is no novice beginner’s attempt. Incineration Ceremony is a musical journeyman’s expression that is genuine, heartfelt, honest, uncompromising, and authoritative.

Incineration Ceremony is limited to 1,500 copies worldwide, and comes housed in a single-LP jacket with custom dust sleeve and grey/black vinyl.

Incineration Ceremony Tracklist:

1. Silent Incineration

2. Bio-Illogical Functions

3. Meditations in Null

4. Desire

5. Nurtured in Grief

6. The Only Thing You Truly Own Is Nothing

7. Prognati ignis ignis

8. Lost in Abyssmal Waters*

9. Born into Sorrow*

10. Asleep in Arrythmia*

*Bonus tracks included as digital download


DJ Sets and In-Store Performances (from early to later):

Steve Turner (Mudhoney) / Jackpot Records DJ set (Portland, 10 am): 3574 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

Colleen Green / Amoeba DJ set (Hollywood, noon): 6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Yuno / Amoeba In-store performance (Berkeley, 2pm): 2455 Telegraph Ave. Berkeley, CA 94704.

John Reis (of Hot Snakes)  / Vinyl Junkies DJ set (San Diego, 3pm): 2235 Fern St, San Diego, CA 92104

King Tuff / Fingerprints In-store performance (Long Beach, 6pm): 420 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90802.

Gar Wood (of Hot Snakes + Beehive & the Barracudas) w/ Tracy Wooley (Beehive & the Barracudas)  / Vinyl Junkies DJ set (San Diego, California, 7pm): 2235 Fern St, San Diego, CA 92104


About Record Store Day

Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. The first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2008. Today there are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica (read more here).


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : FRI, MAR 16, 2018 at 7:35 AM

Hot Snakes’ Jericho Sirens, The Band’s Critically Acclaimed Fourth Album, Is Out Today Worldwide On Sub Pop

FINALLY. Hot SnakesJericho Sirens, the band’s critically acclaimed fourth album, is out today. You can (and should) stream the album in full on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube now.

Hot Snakes Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Hot Snakes’ previously announced tour dates for 2018 continue with an in-store performance today at Down in the Valley (Golden Valley store, 6pm CT/All Ages), followed by a headlining show later tonight in St. Paul at the Turf Club.

Mar. 16 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club

May 09 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory

May 10 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom

May 11 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park

May 12 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour

May 14 - San Jose, CA - The Ritz

May 15 - San Francisco, CA - August Hall

May 16 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom

May 18 - Denver, CO - The Oriental Theater

Jun. 04 - New York City, NY - The Bowery Ballroom

Jun. 05 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere Hall

Jun. 07 - Toronto, ON - The Phoenix Concert Theatre

Jun. 08 - Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall

Jun. 09 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer

Jun. 10 - Washington, DC - Union Stage


Jericho Sirens is now available from Sub Pop, select independent retailers near you and all DSPs. And the band’s recently reissued catalog - Automatic Midnight, Suicide Invoice and Audit in Progress - is also available now on Sub Pop.

What’s the word on Hot Snakes’ Jericho Sirens? Well, since you asked:

“On its three previous records, the group was willing to toy with sustain and release, tension and construction — look at songs like “Suicide Invoice” or “Lovebirds.” Those days are gone. Jericho Sirens is a punched-in wall. Between the doom of the opening bars to “I Need a Doctor” and the homage the record closes on (“Death of a Sportsman” crash-ends with a direct lift from Suicide’s epochal, nihilistic “Ghost Rider” and that song’s four-note spine) lives the sound of not being able to itch your pox. Ever.” [Jericho Sirens, First Listen] - NPR Music

“This is yet another example of Hot Snakes at the top of their game, except this time they gave 14 years in exile for other, lesser bands to catch up with them only to reclaim the throne with ease.” [Jericho Sirens, 9/10] - Drowned in Sound

“The very definition of kickass” [Jericho Sirens, 4/5] - The Guardian

“Jericho Sirens sounds more unstable and aggressive…The palpable anxiety of “I Need A Doctor” opens the album, segueing into the dissonant dread of “Candid Cameras” and the ferocious 78 seconds of “Why Don’t It Sink In?” “Death Camp Fantasy” is a vintage Hot Snakes pounder, and Froberg howls like Brian Johnson in “Psychoactive.” It all works. Whenever Hot Snakes decide to get together, they will always be welcome.” [Jericho Sirens, A-] - AV Club

“This is a winner from start to finish.” [Jericho Sirens, 4/5] - Q

“It’s got all the traits that make Hot Snakes the unique band they always were: the fury of hardcore, the dissonant riffs of noise rock, the fuzz-drenched party of garage rock. They’ve got no fat on this thing — it’s over and done with in 30 minutes and reply value is very high — and the songs aren’t just rippers but catchy too.” [Jericho Sirens, “5 Notable Releases This Week”] - Brooklyn Vegan

“Hot Snakes are as dry, dented and slightly demented as ever.” [Jericho Sirens, 8/10, “Album of the Week”] - The Line of Best Fit

“At its core, Jericho Sirens bears all of the elements that made up Hot Snakes’ excellent first trio of albums: a sharp clash of guitars, pummeling punk-rock rhythms, and Froberg’s frantic, strained bark. Yet there’s even more tension and agitation than usual, even for a band whose discography is founded on that very agitation.” [Jericho Sirens, Album of the Day] - Bandcamp

“Their lengthy hiatus has clearly not dulled Hot Snakes’ razor-sharp edge, one bit, making Jericho Sirens a very welcome return.” [Jericho Sirens, 4/5] - Kerrang!

“It’s a suplex to your ears, a fire in your spirit, a get-up-and-go, absolutely run-wild affair. It’s what Hot Snakes has always been, and always will be: masters of primal, visceral aesthetics.” [Jericho Sirens, Album of the Week] - Treble

“Comebacks are complicated, for bands and fans too, but this is one for the ages. Hot Snakes have returned, reminding those of us who’ve paid attention that they are definitively one of the greatest rock bands we’ve ever known.” [9/10] - Exclaim!

“Jericho Sirens is an incredible turn, and proof to the other half-hearted post-hardcore comebacks of the last years (looking at you At the Drive-In, Refused and more) that it is possible to still be high-quality and relevant. In fact, in places Hot Snakes’ fourth album is so good, it even puts newer bands who have come up in the meantime to shame.” [Jericho Sirens, 5/5] - The Skinny

“A band that holds a timeless appeal to anyone who grew up on hardcore and garage rock, a promise of good times fused to a pummeling sense of aggression and resolve.” - Chicago Tribune

“This band will not change your life, probably. But it will make your life both more terrifying and way more bearable. It’s an honor, genuinely, to be pummelled and trampled by some of the best.” [Jericho Sirens] - The Ringer

“Jericho Sirens, the fourth Hot Snakes album, is a cathartic pileup of chunky guitar slashes and feverish yelps. It’s dense and physical and nasty and fun as hell. We’ve already posted the excellently-titled early tracks “Six Wave Hold-Down” and “Death Camp Fantasy,” and now the whole album is out there online, ready for your solo desk-chair moshing. (You do that too, right? It’s not just me?).” [Jericho Sirens]- Stereogum

“Hot Snakes’ caustic, erudite commentary is more welcome than ever” [Jericho Sirens, 4/5] - MOJO

“Hot Snakes throw one hell of a rock and roll party; let’s hope the invites to the next one don’t take another fourteen years to arrive” [Jericho Sirens, 4/5] - DIY

“It’s exactly what you want out of a Hot Snakes jam, with a riff that snarls and swaggers like a hot rod, its wild hair of a melody built into the stylish chrome.” [“Six Wave Hold-Down”] - NPR Music

“And after teasing a new song, they’ve now shared the slashing, propulsive “Six Wave Hold-Down,” a song that’s absolutely worthy of their old albums.” [“Six Wave Hold-Down”] - Stereogum

“Charges forward with reckless abandon…” [“Six Wave Hold-Down”] - Consequence of Sound

“A ripper which has Hot Snakes sounding as inspired as ever…” [“Six Wave Hold-Down”] - Brooklyn Vegan


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, FEB 22, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Let Your Future Implode In “Death Camp Fantasy,” The New Single From Hot Snakes

Jericho Sirens will be available worldwide on March 16th

As previously announced, Friday, March 16th, 2018 will mark the release of Hot Snakes’ Jericho Sirensthe long-awaited fourth album (and first in 14 years!!!) from the San Diego-based punk rock recidivists. For your listening enjoyment, we now share the second single from the band’s new record, entitled, “Death Camp Fantasy.” (also available on Spotify and Apple Music.



Jericho Sirens is now available for preorder - available on CD / LP / DL / CS - from Sub Pop [right here]. And the band’s newly reissued catalog - Automatic MidnightSuicide Invoice and Audit in Progress- is also available now on Sub Pop [over here].

Hot Snakes Tour Dates + Ticket Links

The band will play a hometown release show in San Diego at the Casbah on March 7th, which is then followed immediately by a midwestern U.S. tour March 10th-16th.
 
Mar. 07 - San Diego, CA - Casbah [Sold Out]
Mar. 09 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
Mar. 10 - Detroit, MI - El Club
Mar. 11 - Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
Mar. 13 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
Mar. 14 - St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill
Mar. 15 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club [Sold Out]
Mar. 16 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club



[Photo Credit: Rick Froberg]


Posted by Rachel White